My Five: 'I watch what I eat; rice is almost out of my diet'

| Updated on November 30, 2014

Rehan Poncha

Olympian swimmer and Arjuna awardee Rehan Poncha's says:

1 I am up at 7 am and at the golf course by 7.30 am. I practice for about six hours. I aim to achieve in golf what I have achieved in swimming. After lunch and a nap, I am back at the gym at 4 pm for about one-and-a-half hours.

2 The week is packed with five days of golf and three to four sessions at the gym. Since golf does not burn as many calories as swimming does, I watch the quantity of what I eat. Rice is almost out of my diet.

3 I have no weekends! I have been totally occupied on weekends for the last year or so, thanks to some workshops that train kids in competitive swimming. As a result, I don’t have a fit and a full month.

4 I don’t have the energy to party. But a Monday morning on the golf course is all I need to rejuvenate.

5 I relax with music (enjoy the 70s and 80s music – Eagles, Springsteen, Billy Joel) and I am a movie buff. Since my week is packed, I love sitting at home and doing my own thing; it is most relaxing.

Published on November 28, 2014

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